Jo Dunkley Awarded the 2020 New Horizons Prize in Physics

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation recently announced its  2020 prizewinners, awarding Jo Dunkley a New Horizons in Physics Prize.  Jo Dunkley, Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences was cited for “the development of novel techniques to extract fundamental physics from astronomical data.” Professor Dunkley is known for her research in the field of cosmology, studying the origins and evolution of the universe.  The New Horizons in Physics Prize is awarded for early-career achievements, and is shared by Kendrick Smith, former Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics at Princeton, who is currently at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and by Samaya Nissanke of the University of Amsterdam.

Funded by the Milner Foundation, The New Horizons in Physics Prize of $100,000 has been awarded annually since 2013. New Horizons and Breakthrough Prize laureates will be formally recognized at The Breakthrough Prize gala awards ceremony, which can be viewed live on National Geographic on Sunday, November 3rd. Additional information about this story can be read here.